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Early Access Programme

Our Early Access Programme will provide a regular stream of major new features throughout the year, accessible to everyone who owns X-Particles or Cycles 4D latest release with up-to-date maintenance.

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Cycles 4D Early Access Programme

Our Early Access Programme will provide a regular stream of major new features throughout the year, accessible to everyone who owns X-Particles or Cycles 4D with up-to-date maintenance. You can choose to try these features with our Early Access Programme. As an Early Release, it should be mostly bug-free, but you don’t have to use it. It’s up to you. 

The Bridge is included within this Early Access Release update. Therefore, if you are running an earlier release of Cinema 4D or Cinema 4D R20, this Early Access Build will work.

 

How to get your Early Access download.

Simply change your existing Cycles 4D download link from:

http://download.cycles4d.com/(your download ID)

To

http://earlyaccess.insydium.net/(your download ID)

So, for example, if your download ID is 12345678, then the URL should be:

http://earlyaccess.insydium.net/12345678

Once this is complete, you will be sent an automated mail from INSYDIUM for verification.

System Requirements

  • Cinema 4D R14 or later (R14 to R20).
  • Windows 7 or later, or on the Mac OSX 10.12 or later.

 

Early Access Programme Support

We’ll host a feedback forum on Discord so our developers get instant feedback and you get more regular updates.

Join our Discord INSYDIUM channel now at http://discord.gg/6FDFkcU

The INSYDIUM Discord channel is a great community to share information and ideas. Find out more at https://insydium.ltd/news/latest-news/join-our-insydium-discord-chat-room/

We also have discussion forums for both X-Particles and Cycles 4D Early Access builds on INSYDIUM ONLINE where you can compare notes with fellow users.

Here’s a summary of how the Early Access Programme works:

  • You can choose whether to opt-in
  • Early Access is for online use only; there is no offline period. Offline use is for released builds only.
  • You can feedback to our developers using our Discord channel, not technical support
  • You can raise bug reports via the X-Particles/Cycles 4D bug reporter
  • We’ll automatically make the final release build available to everyone with up-to-date maintenance

Please visit our Maintenance page to find out how our scheme works.

 

 

Cycles 4D New Features

Cycles 4D Early Access Update - 15th December 2018, Build 270 


 

  • Improved global speed for Cycles 4D; Rebuilt Node Editor, Updated RTP
  • Redesigned Nodes, all new icons and layouts 
  • Node Editor, new groups node Direct link to user groups 
  • New Connection wire "Small Tangents" 
  • Hidden ports when collapsing nodes 
  • Compact sizing on collapsed nodes (mapping) 
  • Random Output added to particle info and hair nodes 
  • Basic diffuse color support in the cinema viewport 
  • New Simple Motion Blur, faster motion blur uses object matrix only 
  • Updated cycles instance tag now supports rotation 
  • Using Cinema 4D Alpha forces Cycles 4D transparent Film on, now renamed to Transparent Background 
  • New Options in Film settings 
  • New HDR browser and setup added to the Environment object
  • Simplified xpExplosiaFX materials, just drag and drop
  • New Core 
  • Cycles 4D now works on GPU (CUDA)  and CPU 
  • Random Walk SSS added to the principled BSDF and SSS nodes 
  • New Ambient Occlusion node 
  • New Bevel node 
  • New Principled Volume node 
  • New Principled Hair node 
  • New IES node 
  • New Displacement and Vector Displacement nodes
  • New Material Presets (Thin Film, Glass Dispersion, Triplanar Mapping, Additive Particle Color)
  • Many Bug fixes 

 

 

 

Feature Image Examples

 

Node Editor

 

Principled Hair BSDF

 

 

Principled Volume

 

 

Random Walk Subsurface Scattering

 

 

Micropoly Displacement

 

 

Vector Displacement

 

 

Bevel Shader

 

 

IES Light Texture Support 

 

 

Ambient Occlusion Shader

 

 

HDRI Browser

 

 

X-Particles Early Access

There isn't currently an Early Access release of X-Particles available. We are constantly developing and improving X-Particles and details of the next Early Access release will be published on this page when it is available.